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Cooking Challenge #16: Pancakes

Discussion in 'Bento Box' started by Khaleesi, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. Khaleesi Global Moderator

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    Cooking Challenge #16 - Pancakes
    Entry & Discussion Thread
    Deadline: May 9th

    Topic Chosen By Contest #15's Winner: Nep Nep



    The purpose of this contest is to inspire culinary creativity by sharing photos of dishes cooked by contestants.​
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    Please read the of this challenge:
    • To join the contest, contestants have to submit one photo of a dish that suits the topic of the challenge in this Discussion thread.​
    • You are free to interpret each contest theme as you wish, as long as your submission falls reasonably within the thematic parameters. Please explain briefly in your submission post why your submission is suitable. You may include any further relevant info, such as ingredients, cooking methods, recipe, etc.​
    • The photo entry must be new and taken specifically for this challenge by the person submitting it. The food cooked in the photo must be made specifically for this contest by the contestant.​
      • The maximum file dimensions for each photo is 800 x 800 pixels.
      • Please always use spoiler tags for the picture.
    • Subtle photo modifications are allowed, such as color adjustments.​
    • The photographed food must be clear in detail and easy to see.​
    Discussion​
    • The Discussion thread will be open until a topic for the next challenge was chosen. Contestants and spectators are free to talk and discuss anything relevant to the respective Cooking Challenge there.​
    • Please be respectful towards contestants and their entries. Rude comments are inappropriate and may be deleted. When criticizing, make sure to give constructive criticism.​

    Good luck and have fun!​
     
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  2. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    I already know exactly what I'm gonna do x}
     
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    Chocolate Melon Pancakes.

    Starting with dry ingredients, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Baking powder.



    Starting with 1 1/2 cup flour



    Yup, there it is.



    Flour, Sugar, Salt, and Baking Powder together.



    Don't have straight cocoa powder so Swiss Miss.



    1/3 cup Cocoa added.



    Mixed



    Wet Ingredients 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 3 tbsp melted butter



    Added egg and butter



    Added milk



    Batter at last



    Heating pan on 3, then added oil



    1/4 cup batter per pancake



    Nearly ready to flip



    Flipped



    Removed from pan, showing underside.



    Top side



    3 more pancakes, some syrup, whipped cream, and chopped melon later...

    Submission photo

    Spoiler:
    /spoiler]
     
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  4. Khaleesi Global Moderator

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    That looks really yummy Nep, and a really interesting pairing tbh. Chocolate and melon, never would've put those two together. How'd it taste?
     
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    Pretty good mix actually.

    The pancakes themselves since they're not super sweet on their own, even with syrup, add a rich chocolaty contrast to the sweetness of the cream and melon.

    Kinda like when you have a simple cake like vanilla and then you add the fruit and frosting, except the pancakes were chocolate so they played a little more into the flavor.

    I wouldn't mind making it again sometime.
     
  6. Aphrodite Well-Known Member Super Moderator

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    Nice pancakes nep.. i never would of thought of that nor can i make my own batter. I usually cheat and use the box then add what ingredients i want. I did blueberry once and turned out bad. Its more tricky then you think to make it taste good. I did make banana pancakes once which did taste nice.
     
  7. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    Thanks x3

    Blue berries are tough.

    I find sugar isn't enough alone, they need to cool a little, if they're freshly heated they're still sour. When they cool, they're sweeter.
     
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    Yeah i just added the blueberries and it had like no taste. :lmao
     
  9. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    x3 I'm no expert working with blueberries either buuuut I'll figure out the secret someday!

    It's probably just getting some blueberries from up north instead of at the shitty supermarket.
     
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    Oh boy I'm gonna have fun with this, my parents bought me a crêpe pan and I've only used it once

    To make pancakes too


    Great job Nep, that looks great
     
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    Thanks mate, best of luck to your entry too x}
     
  12. Khaleesi Global Moderator

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    I'm not a big fan of melon in general but I do like vanilla cake with fruit and frosting and chocolate cake with those things would still be yummy so I am antrigued by the taste of it.

    I might make something with strawberries but we'll see :catthinks
     
  13. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    X} Melon happens to be one of my favorite flavors on this earth.
     
  14. Velvet ♥ Q U E E N ♥

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    Was the deadline extended?

    I`m semi-back inbetween classes and exams!

    Eyoo!
     
  15. Khaleesi Global Moderator

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    Oops, that was a typo. Deadline is May 9th! Glad to have you back velvet :hurr
     
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    Tsk tsk! Made me think I missed the pancakes! You bad Khaleesi you <3

    Good to be back! Tho if you could keep making the threads instead of me, would be wonderful lov! Don`t think I`ll be able to do it in time with the random free time I`ll have for the next few months :<
     
  17. Khaleesi Global Moderator

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    Sorry girlie haha I'm still trying to get used to this mod thing, so making threads always end up in mistakes :catroll

    But nah you didn't miss it! That's perfectly ok, I kinda expected that.
     
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    Well if you need help with setting up the threads, just poke me in a message! Oke? <3

    Now I must ponder on what pancakes I should make...
     
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    Alrighty, let's do this

    Struggle series #something: midnight breakfast pancake

    Baking powder, sugar cubes and flour



    Add the eggs



    And the water



    Stir that shit



    Then cook



    Repeat the operation enough times to find out what temperature doesn't burn the shit out of them, cook a bunch of nice ones, make a sunny side up egg and roast a slice of chicken ham, slap 'em together and voilà



    Entry picture:

    It tasted great and for once it didn't look like I puked on my plate

    Now I'm gonna eat the burnt ones with some chocolate because fuck counting calories ​
     
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    It's definitely gotta be below medium heat x3 else it cooks one side too fast and you get black pancakes OR you end up being forced to flip early and you get... well you get splatter shaped pancakes.
     
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    Uh-oh Velvy's gonna show us how it's done @~@
     
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    Yeah I got three or four fucked. Then too low and the pancakes didn't get that nice golden color

    What I'm wondering is why they're so thin, everytime my mom makes pancakes they're thin too. I have no clue how to make thick ones
     
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    I`m seeing some lovely pancakes, good job!

    I found a hugee section with pancake recipes and gonna use this to try atleast one <3

    Keep at it guys!
     
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    Oh that looks yummy, I like how you put meat into - such a Shiki thing to do lmaaao

    From what I've read, a thicker batter will give you thicker pancakes, and a more watery batter will give you thin ones
     
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    Yeah I figured it has something to do with the thickness of the batter. I'll try less water next time
     
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    Water is terrible, use milk, they'll be fluffier.
     
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    That's why it's part of my struggle series, I was out of milk and when I'm set on doing something I don't like to postpone

    That's why I'll never make a great dish
     
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    Hahah I see. I don't usually have all the ingredients for everything either tbh, I just happened to have melon and I was like... yep melon with chocolate pancakes.
     
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    That's how discoveries are made
     
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